The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) has awarded Securboration a $750,000 contract to develop a Virtual Hybrid Architecture System (VHACS) for the Air Force Electronic Systems Command (ESC). VHACS enables algorithms to be discovered and composed dynamically to meet changing conditions of the operational environment, where constraints must be rapidly aligned with algorithm capabilities. This holistic approach to composing advanced algorithms and models allows them to be leveraged to a much greater degree during the decision making process.
Securboration, Inc. has joined the Knowledge Management Laboratory (KML) Center as an Associate Member. The KML Center is a nonprofit, hands-on lab that woks closely with Scott Air Force Base and USTRANSCOM to provide research, implementation, and evaluation of advanced Information Technology (IT). The Lab facilitates collaborations between IT organizations (commercial, government, and academic) and USTRANSCOM on distributed and intelligent information-management technologies. As an associate member, Securboration holds a seat on the KML Advisory Board and is actively participating in the research projects at the KML. This provides an opportunity for Securboration to focus research on meeting USTRANSCOM’s knowledge management challenges, and to transition this research into operational use at USTRANSCOM. As an example, Securboration plans on using the KML as a test and integration environment for the recently awarded OGEP SBIR Phase II enhancement . The KML will host certified SOA stacks that can be used to demonstrate new information systems technologies in an environment that closely matches USTRANSCOM certification and production environments. OGEP’s use of the KML will position the developed technology for rapid transition from a research program to a production capability at USTRASCOM.
More information on the KML can be found at http://www.cadrc.calpoly.edu/kml/.
Securboration Wins Contract to Develop Enterprise Semantic Content, Services, and Tools for USTRANSCOM and AFRL!
The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) have combined to award Securboration a $1M contract to develop semantic representations of USTRANSCOM’s enterprise. As part of this effort Securboration will develop a layer of services that provide access to, and search of, the enterprise semantic content. The semantic services and content will be used by USTRANSCOM requirements analysts and enterprise architects as part of their corporate governance process. This contact is an enhancement of Securboration’s Small Business Innovative Research contract Ontology Generation and Evolution Processor (OGEP).
It is with great pleasure that Securboration announces Josh Powers as its Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Powers has been instrumental in crafting the Semantic Technology vision for the DoD in general and the Air Force in particular. His most recent position was as the Metadata Architect for the Air Force. During his time there, Mr. Powers designed and led the implementation of the Automated Metadata Population Service (AMPS) for the Joint DoD and intelligence community. AMPS was one of a number of components of Metadata Environment (MDE) and Enterprise Level Security (ELS) initiatives that Mr. Powers was instrumental in defining in both Air Force and DoD contexts. He contributed significantly to the Air Force’s Community of Interest (COI) Primer and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Playbook, foundational documents to the Air Force’s enterprise vocabulary initiative. Mr. Powers has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences: RSA, KM World, Oracle World, Semantic Technologies Conference, Gilbane Conference, Information Assurance Symposium among others. Earlier work includes patented machine learning technologies, large-scale ontology design and population, entity extraction and text analysis. His expertise and vision will help solidify Securboration’s leadership in semantic based technologies.
On September 15th, 2009, the U.S. Air Force formally announced that Securboration, Inc. was awarded a Phase III extension contract to their C2OSIF SBIR contract.
Defense Link released the following information regarding the contact:
Securboration, Inc. of Melbourne, Fla., was awarded a $32,000,000 contract which will provide transition and development command and control ontology-based semantic interoperability framework technologies to enable the passing of vital pieces of information between operational systems in a timely manner and to allow for critical linkage of data between the entities that require them as a step in achieving DoD net centric compliance.
The Army Corps of Engineers announced that Securboration was awarded a Phase II extension contracts for their research and development project MASM (MPICE Analytical Stability Model). This contract was awarded on June 10th, 2009 to cover the 2-year Phase II SBIR evolution.
MPICE and other metrics based approaches do not provide necessary insights and situational understanding with respects to how the US Government is progressing towards meeting its strategic, operational, and tactical objectives. MASM addresses these issues by formalizing the complex casual relationships through the use of advanced computation modeling techniques such as social network analysis, ontological modeling, and Bayesian-based reasoning. MASM will ultimately enable the situation understanding of MPICE metrics with respect to contributing, interrelated factors and in terms of addressing progress towards meeting US Government objectives.
The Air Force Research Labratories recently awarded Securboration, Inc. with a Phase II research and development contract for the EBANI (Effects-Based Approach to Neutralizing IED’s) project.
For more information on EBANI, continue reading below…
As demonstrated in Iraq and Afghanistan, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s) have proven to be the insurgency’s most effective method to counter US military superiority. EBANI addresses the challenges associated with defeating the terrorist and insurgent network behind IED attacks. The successful Phase I evolution demonstrated that EBANI’s inclusion of cultural, motivational, historical, political, and economical root causes within a formalized computational model can be used to understand how to gain local support and leverage it to disrupt insurgent networks and capabilities. While EBANI focuses on the IED threat, IED’s are basically a tool that terrorists using to acheive their goals. The effects-based techniques used in EBANI are also applicable to countering the terrorist’s next, currently unforeseen, weapon.
The U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) have combined to award Securboration a $1M contract to develop and apply Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions to provide enterprise level visibility into the performance of AFRC Command Priorities. This contract is an enhancement to Securboration’s $750,000 Small Business Innovative Research contract to develop enterprise wide semantic interoperability solutions for both Government and commercial organizations.
Securboration has just been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy to develop techniques to rapidly adjust and modify behavior models to support changing training needs and accurately represent today’s asymetric adversary.
Securboration has just been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force on Training for Socio-Cultural Considerations in Planning. This program will ensure Air Operations Center planners account for the effects of socio-cultural considerations in the planning process.